Massena finished more than seven lengths ahead of ROBERTO PEGASUS when second at Taunton last month but there's a good chance that Alan King's charge, who was a well-backed favourite that day, will reverse the form on this stiffer track and he gets the nod. Stiff Upper Lip is only a four-year-old but his penalty means he has to concede weight all round and that may prove beyond the Newbury winner. Broadway Symphony has been running well over longer trips and could have this run to suit so can't be ignored.
Stiff Upper Lip (IRE) 11-1 (11-2) In touch, weakened approaching 3 out, mistake 2 out, blundered last, 6th of 11, 26l behind Aldopicgros (11-5) at Newbury 2m 3f hcp ch 0-130 (3) gs in Mar.
Broadway Symphony (IRE) 3-1 (11-1) Held up in mid-division, headway to chase leaders before 7th, pushed along in 4th and one pace before 2 out, 4th of 17, 18l behind Ulzana's Raid (11-1) at Warwick 2m 5f mdn hdl (4) gd in Mar.
Less Time (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened after 3 out, 7th of 15, 36l behind Saint Jerome (10-13) at Warwick 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Mar.
Massena (IRE) 3-1 (11-12) Several slow jumps, led until 1st, chased leaders, pushed along after 9th, driven 4 out, no impression, went 3rd flat, 3rd of 5, 6l behind Kie (11-11) at Wincanton 2m hcp chs 0-135 (3) gd.
Master Malt 20-1 (11-1) Held up towards rear, weakened before 3 out, last of 8, well behind Kilcooley (11-8) at Market Rasen 2m 1f nov hdl (4) gs in Mar.
Mr Maynard 66-1 (10-11) Held up mid-division, ridden before 3 out, weakened before 2 out, 6th of 10, 48l behind Nesterenko (11-3) at Wetherby 2m 4yo nov stks (4) gs in Mar.
Roberto Pegasus (USA) 2-1fav (11-0) Chased leaders, effort after 3 out, weakened next, 4th of 10, 9l behind Hint Of Mint (11-6) at Taunton 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Mar.
Tracking Time 25-1 (11-4) Mid-division on inside, not fluent 2nd, jumped left 7th, outpaced 9th, well beaten when hampered 3 out, 10th of 12, 46l behind Pertinent (11-3) at Exeter 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs in Mar.
Trust Me Boy 33-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, pushed along and lost place halfway, soon behind, last of 11, 19l behind Darnathean (9-5) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May (flat).
Florida Beat 50-1 (10-7) Towards rear, not fluent 5th, outpaced before 2 out, never near leaders, 7th of 13, 19l behind Kelvingrove (10-2) at Stratford 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Mar.
King Muro 10-1 (10-7) Led, went right 1st and next, soon clear, jinked on landing and unseated rider 4th, in a race won by Attwaal (11-3) at Wincanton 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Mar, 11 ran.
Indiefront 25-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, mid-division 5th, hampered 3 out, no impression, 7th of 13, 19l behind Doyenne Dream (10-7) at Towcester 2m mdn hdl (5) gd.